My mom has recently been under a great deal of stress lately. The past few nights she has been twitching in her sleep, i had asked her if she had a dream of her falling and she said no. sometimes she catches herself twitching but most of the times i just see it happening and i tell her about it. A doctor of hers thinks she has m.s, lupus, and fibermyelga. We looked up somethings about twitching on the internet and it all practically leads to what her doctor thinks she has. one of the problems is that the doctor wont "diagnose" her so we cant get help. she has a doctor appointment tommorow and along with the other questions i was wondering what i should ask her doctor when i go with her tommorow. and also i would like you to tell me what you think could be causesing her to twitch.. and the weird thing is that she only things that twitch is her fight arm and her right leg.
thank you jes
Hi huh123, how are you? Can you provide some more details regarding the twitches/jerks your mother going through - how often they occur and is it a continuous one or keeps repeating in an on and off pattern? Has any one observed whether these jerks do continue even after she falls asleep? Is there anything that is done or it stops on its own? Usually, hypnic - sleep jerks or twitches are normal and can occur while tend to fall asleep or when try to wake up from sleep. She might also be probably suffering from severe stress and anxiety, which can also be a trigger factor and probably be having Rhythmic movement disorder. Do try to overcome the stress and relax. Physical therapy, body massage, regular stretches and warm bath before sleep can be helpful. Avoid excessive coffee/tea and alcohol. It is better to consult a neurologist and sleep specialist for further evaluation. Take care of your mother and update on progress.
Hi huh123, how is your mother doing? Hope she is keeping well? Are those twitches still continuing? Has she consulted her doctor and got examined? What is the diagnosis and doctor advice? She needs to relax and take rest as much as possible. Physical and massage therapy would help. To know more about the rhythmic movements, go through this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhythmic_Movement_Disorder
Most important thing is to overcome the stress and treat underlying cause if any. Do update on the neurophysician advice. Take care.
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